Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Birthday Mice - Kazan's Sketch #3

This is my card for Kazan's Sketch #3 over at the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. I've had this House Mouse stamp for such a long time and haven't used it until now! I seem to be using a lot of patterned paper lately, and sewing is something else that has been creeping into my cards as well.

I've coloured the House Mouse image with my Prismacolor Pencils and using the Gamsol Magic Technique again................this would have to be my favourite colouring technique at the moment! I added some Kindyglitz to the frosting on the cupcake. The flower centre is made by melting Opals embossing enamels and pouring them into a Krafty Lady button mold.

Supplies used:
Stamps: House Mouse - Birthday Cupcake, Wendy Irving Clear Expressions greeting.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Rich Regals - Rose Red, Regal Rose.
Printed Paper: All My Memories - Couture Sassy Hex cardstock.
Kaisercraft: SB909 Daisy Chain - Pink, pink gems.
Prismacolor Pencils.
Krafty Lady molds.
Opals embossing enamels.
Kindyglitz - Chrystalina
Large pink flowers.
Sewing machine, pink thread.

A Riot of Daisies!

I received this Daisy image from a swap over at The Scrappers Stash forum..........I think it is a stamp by, the now closed down, Lucy's Stamps (although I do seem to remember reading somewhere that someone is now making Lucy's Stamps under licence!). Wirg, the swap hostess, also provided us with some yellow/orangey card and gave us a challenge to use it with one of our swap this is my effort!

I've coloured the image with Prismacolour Pencils using the Gamsol Magic Technique. My background piece is done using acrylic paints and the Pouncing Technique from the Feb/March 2008 Technique Junkies Newsletter. The purple background piece is embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folders - I've highlighted the dots by swiping over them with an Opalite Nordic Ice inkpad.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Feelin' HOT HOT HOT!!

OK, you better put your sunglasses on for this one, 'cos it's BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT!!!

This card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge.......................and if you haven't guessed it, the challenge was to use HOT colours.

I've used the Aged Metal Technique from the Feb/Mar 2008 Technique Junkies newsletter. Supplies I've used include my paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder, a Heidi Grace stamped greeting, the green flower is by Green Tara, the mauve flowers are fabric ones from a large plum blossom stem that I pulled apart - got a huge amount of flowers from one stem. I've also used a pink gem flower, green metallic brad and some green grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

OSA RAK from Adrienne W.

This beautiful RAK is from Adrienne from my OSA group (Oriental Stamp Art). Adrienne has used one of my favourite Acey Deucy images called 'The Calligraphy Robe". I love the mauve and purple colours used, and the sparkly sequins are a nice touch! Thanks so much for brightening my day Adrienne!

Adrienne sent a lovely note saying the RAK is a thank you for inspiring her to "have a go". I'm delighted that I have inspired you Adrienne! You can see more of Adrienne's lovely artwork HERE

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Katherina's Sketch #4

It's been a cold, wet Wintry day here in I've stayed indoors and managed another challenge card.

This card is for Katharina's Sketch #4 over at Papertake Weekly challenge blog, it was fairly quick to make. I've only used one stamp on this one................I hope that trend won't continue! I have such a huge stash of ribbons and buttons so I've managed to use a few on this card. The challenge also called for some chipboard to be used as an added extra, so I've used a Collections heart, painted with red Lumiere paint and covered with Dimensional Magic. I think the patterned paper is Foof-a-la. I doodled around the nestabilities oval and added a bit of bling in the card corners with Kaiser gems. Oh, the stamp is from a Heidi Grace clear stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

2 Sketches 4 You - 21st card.

This is a card I've done for Kazan's Sketch 2 card challenge over at the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. As promised I've used some different colours from my previous posts of pink and brown cards! This card is quite a bit different from my usual cards, in fact I almost made it without any stamping at all..........but I couldn't do that now could I?

I started off wanting to put the key above the flower, but I couldn't get it to look right...........then I had a light bulb moment and decided to use it instead of a number 1!

Supplies used:
Stamps: bird stamp is October Afternoon, greeting is Wendy Irving Clear Expressions.
Patterned Paper - double sided EK Success Hugs & Kisses
Cardstock : Pedigree Paper.
Ink: Versafine black onyx, Whispers Azure Sea.
Chipboard key: Micro Art (from Handprint Art Stamps)
Chipboard number and brackets: Bella.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Nestabilities SQUARE scallops.
Lumiere paint, Green Tara flower, Dimensional Magic, vintage button.

Tip: If you noticed in my supply list that I used Square Scalloped Nestabilities, but my card is a rectangle, I needed to improvise as I don't have the Rectangle set. I simply cut 2 of the largest scalloped squares and cut away the excess from one square and lined them up next to each other. You have to look real close to see where they're joined.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Tea Time!

I've done this card for the June challenge over at Inkurable Stampers. The challenge this month was to make something with a tag and with the theme 'time', so I've gone with 'Tea-time'!

My background for the stamped piece is made using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and sprayed over with lovely Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists............this stuff is just so shimmery IRL, but probably a bit hard to see on a photo. Clicking the photo for a larger view may help. I'm getting a little ahead of myself here as I actually stamped the image before I did the background. I've done the same tech with the tag, I also distressed around the edges of the main image. I've antiqued my lace by inking it up with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink too.

Apologies for posting yet another colour combo of pink and brown! I didn't realise this was the 3rd card in a row with those colours! I do like those colours, but next time I'll do something different.

Supplies Used:
Sorry, but once again I don't know what brand the main stamp is - if anyone knows please LMK.
Fob Watch - Treasure Cay.
Canvas background stamp - Stampin' Up.
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye.
Versafine Vintage Sepia.
Making Memories rubon letters.
K & Company Clear Oval letter.
Collections 'time' word.
Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists - Vintage Pink, Bronze.
Ribbons, lace, clockface button.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Anyone for a cupcake?

This is a card I made for a challenge on the Hero Arts block last week. The challenge was to use circles on your card.

I used my Nestabilities circles and scalloped circles dies for this. I layered the cupcake circle and scalloped circle onto foam dimensional dots to add a bit of depth to the card. The design paper is a double sided one by All My Memories - Sassy Design. The stamp is a Hero Arts clear stamp - I've coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils using the Gamsol Magic tech. I've added KindyGlitz to the frosting and flower, and a few Kaiser gems. The word is done with Making Memories rub-ons. I probably could've added a smaller circle with '16' on it for a Sweet 16 card, but I don't know anyone turning 16, so I didn't!

I used a Fiskars template with a scalloped edge to do the top and bottom edges of my patterned paper. I have a real love-hate thing with my Fiskars cutter, but I managed to cut my paper without any tearing! Yay! I inked the edges of the 2 rectangle pieces with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. The white card is a nice textured card from Pedigree Paper (Aussie company), although you probably can't see the texture in the photo unless you click for a larger view.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Fathers' Day Countdown.

It's a little early for Father's Day in Australia, but Lisa Vollrath is having a countdown of Father's day vintage images on her Ten Two Studios site starting tomorrow. You'll find the images here


Timeless Beauty!

I'm not sure who makes the stamp I used for this card as it is a used unmounted stamp that I bought from Ebay ages ago. I think I can safely say that this image is taken from the famous Botticelli painting 'The birth of Venus' . The original painting is thought to have been painted around 1482! What a timeless beauty she is!

I've stamped Venus onto beige paper using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink to give her a subtle look. The background behind her is another Technique Junkie tech. from the Feb 2008 newsletter called Pouncing.

I've finished the card off with a Collections word, flowers, Kaiser gems and a vintage button. In hindsight I probably shouldn't have used such a large flower though, I think it's a little over-powering.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
Update: I've been told that the stamp could be a Cherry Pie one, it certainly looks the same as mine - you can see it HERE . Thanks for letting me know Betty!